James Marsters, who played the vampire Spike in both Buffy and Angel, has stood by those who accuse Joss Whedon of misconduct.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Star James Marsters has stood by those who accuse series creator Joss Whedon of misconduct on set. The actor, who played the vampire Spike in both Buffy Y Angel, is the latest member of the Buffyverse to accuse Whedon of inappropriate behavior on the set of his shows or to support those who accuse him of such behavior.
Whedon’s public fallout began when League of Justice Star Ray Fisher accused the director of toxic behavior on the set of the DC crew movie after Whedon stepped in to replace director Zack Snyder. Buffy Y Angel Actress Charisma Carpenter also recently recounted her issues with Whedon, relaying some rather horrible comments Whedon made about her pregnancy during the production of Angel Season four (Carpenter was fired from the show after that season). Stars like Sarah Michelle Gellar, Emma Caulfield, Eliza Dushku, Amber Benson, and Michelle Trachtenberg have endorsed Carpenter, and Benson and Trachtenberg have openly confirmed that Buffy it was a troubled production in large part due to Whedon’s behavior.
Click the button below to start this article in quick view.
Now Marsters He is expressing his solidarity with his co-stars, although he acknowledges that he was unaware of their discomfort, through his Facebook page. He wrote:
While I will always be honored to have played the character of Spike, Buffy’s ensemble was not without its challenges. I do not endorse abuse of any kind, and I am heartbroken to learn of the experiences of some of the cast members. I send my love and support to everyone involved.
Check out the post below.
Marsters’ position of relative ignorance fits a pattern, since male members of the Buffy Y Angel the casts seemed unaware of Whedon’s behavior around his female stars; Actor Anthony Head, who played father figure Rupert Giles, seemed shocked by the allegations, while continuing to support the claims of his former co-stars.
Whedon recently left his HBO series The Nevers after Warner Bros. concluded its investigation into his conduct on the set of League of Justice, an investigation in which Charisma Carpenter participated. While Whedon claimed he left the show due to burnout, it seems that after decades of casually toxic behavior, the consequences may finally come for the previously vaunted director of the Avengers.
The casts of Buffy Y Angel they are in a difficult situation here. Buffy it was a legitimately revolutionary series and it empowered a generation of young women. That the creator of that series turned out to be so toxic to the female members of his cast is upsetting and feels like a genuine betrayal not only of those women, but of all the people who looked up to Whedon. Even Marsters is quick to point out that he is still very proud of his time in both Buffy Y Angel, in the same way that Sarah Michelle Gellar clarified that she is proud to be associated with Buffy Summers but not necessarily with Whedon. It is a feeling that will likely grow in scope.
Next: Age of Ultron Is All Wrong With Joss Whedon’s Storytelling
Source: James marsters
Game Of Thrones Creators Team Up With Hugh Jackman For New Netflix Series
About the Author